M83 CONFIRMED TO TOUR WITH THE KILLERS IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2009
Following a sold-out US tour throughout North America that continues through the end of November, Mute Records and M83 are proud to announce that the band is confirmed to open for The Killers during their arena tour in January and February 2009. The tour is still in support of M83’s fifth album Saturdays = Youth released April 2008 on Mute. Saturdays = Youth debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top New Artist Heatseekers Chart, went to #1 on the CMJ Top 200, and is the #1 record of 2008 at Urban Outfitters. In December, M83 will be opening for the Kings of Leon during their entire UK arena tour. The videos for the singles, “Graveyard Girl,” and “Kim and Jessie,” were nominated for MTV2’s “Video of the Year” award.
The record also met with widespread critical acclaim including an 8.5/10 review ranking from Pitchfork, an 8/10 review ranking from Wired, and a Remix magazine cover story. Rolling Stone hailed that Saturdays = Youth is full of “70mm songs for John Hughes movies yet to be filmed,” while Black Book said the album evokes “the spiritual atmospherics of Sigur Ros and My Bloody Valentine’s epic shoegaze sprawl…the results stun in glorious slow motion.” NPR nominated the record for its “Album of the Year” award.
The M83 live setup includes Gonzalez on vocals, guitars and keyboards, Loic Maurin on Drums, Pierre-Marie Maulini on bass and guitar and featured album vocalist Morgan Kibby (of LA-based band The Romanovs) on vocals and keyboards.
The tour dates in support of The Killers are below:
17 Denver, CO Magness Arena – Ritchie Center
19 Minneapolis, MN Northrop Auditorium
20 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion
22 Detroit, MI EMU Convocation Center
23 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre
25 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
26 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
28 Washington, DC George Mason University Patriot Center
29 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
30 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Civic Center
31 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House
2 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
3 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
4 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre